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4K / 8K Gaming: Monitors outpacing GPUs

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  • May 11th, 2019 11:35 am
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4K / 8K Gaming: Monitors outpacing GPUs

With the increase in announced and released North of 60Hz 4K panels, and 8K60 panels, it's clear that GPUs continue to struggle in keeping up.

Paired 2080TIs seem to do the job on 4K Ultra at 60+ but most other GPUs fall short. Unfortunately, the Asus 4K 144hz/120Hz panel doesn't get the expected rock solid frames from this GPU pairing at an equivalent fps.

8K60 performance is atrocious on all GPU builds, even paired Titans.

I think we can say with confidence that you can't build a COTS parted system that can do solid 4K 144Hz or 8K 60Hz gaming on Ultra (ignoring Raytracing).

I welcome your thoughts.
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the monitor companies are pushing the GPU companies, if they didn't then we would be stuck at 4k permanently. Isnt like AMD is pushing Nvidia to increase R&D - from what I heard Nvidia decreased R&D based on AMD's inability to compete. It's just a matter of time before both companies can get to 8k at high refresh rates.

This is just a normal chicken and egg scenario.

8k monitors wont be standard for a long time
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I have a 40" 4K/60hz work monitor. 1080 is not struggling in any 2018 games I tried. Was getting above 60fps.
8K is a new technology that won't be mainstream for a few more years, Why would you expect otherwise?!
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dazz wrote: I have a 40" 4K/60hz work monitor. 1080 is not struggling in any 2018 games I tried. Was getting above 60fps.
8K is a new technology that won't be mainstream for a few more years, Why would you expect otherwise?!
I'm of the view that if you spend money, problems should go away. While that's still true, there are no COTS solutions that scale to these challenges. A sad statement in 2019, even if you think this is obvious.

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